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Impeachment: The View From Swing States

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Deep Political Rifts Often Have Led U.S. To Transformation, Researcher Says

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Week In Politics: More Impeachment Hearings As Trump Heads To NATO Summit

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Week In Politics: President Trump's Surprise Visit To Afghanistan For Thanksgiving

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Ballot Initiatives Thrive On Green: Grassroots, And In Some States, Cash

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Some Worry Trump's Move To Boost Hong Kong Protests Could Backfire

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As Primaries Near, Booker Campaign Fights To Stay In The Conversation

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Trump Says Peace Talks With Taliban Have Resumed On Unannounced Trip To Afghanistan

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President Trump addresses U.S. troops Thursday during a surprise visit to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Backs Hong Kong Protesters After Pro-Democracy Candidates Win Election

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Trump Aims To Designate Mexican Drug Cartels As Terrorist Groups

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Giuliani Says He Was 'Paid Zero' From Ukraine's Top Prosecutor

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News Brief: Giuliani Report, Mexican Drug Cartels, Plant Explosion

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People gather in support of pro-democracy protesters during a lunch break rally in the Kwun Tong area in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Hong Kong has been battered by months of mass rallies and violent clashes between police and protesters who are demanding direct popular elections of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's government, as well as an investigation into alleged police brutality. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Mark Sandy, from the Office of Management and Budget, arrives to the U.S. Capitol earlier this month for a deposition regarding whether President Trump ordered a hold on military assistance to Ukraine. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images hide caption

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